American apparel & footwear association news and archive
Apparel and Footwear Association supports new initiative to combat black market trade
The American Apparel & Footwear Association today joined the United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT) campaign – a new public education initiative designed to provide local officials, law enforcement, and thought leaders with information and training programs to help tackle illegal trade and raise public awareness of the depth of...
Jun. 10, 2021
Dupe influencers’ spread counterfeits on social platforms – harming consumers and brands
Today, the American Apparel & Footwear Association released a new report on the role a small, but fast-growing group of social media influencers play in the spread of counterfeit products. The report provides a detailed account of the alarming behavior by “dupe influencers” who collectively generate millions of views, likes, and shares of...
May 6, 2021
Apparel and Footwear industry opposes tariffs against China in letter to Trump
Three organizations representing the American fashion, accessories and footwear industry, namely the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Accessories Council, have penned a letter to president Donald Trump to manifest their opposition to the proposed 25 percent tariff increase on textiles,...
Jun. 18, 2019
Video: 40th AAFA American Image Awards
On April 16, 2018, AAFA hosted its 40th AAFA American Image Awards celebrating the accomplishments of the fashion and retail industry. Source: American Apparel & Footwear Association, YouTube.
May 4, 2018
AAFA names Honorees for the 2017 American Image Awards
The American Apparel & Footwear Association today announced its 2017 American Image Awards honorees: Andrew Rosen, Founder and CEO of Theory (Person of the Year); Marc Fisher Footwear (Company of the Year); Stuart Vevers of Coach, Inc. (Designer of the Year); Nick Graham (Fashion Maverick); and Ed Nardoza (Lifetime Achievement Award). Award...
Feb. 13, 2017
AAFA lists Alibaba as a Notorious Market
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), known throughout the fashion industry as the national trade association, recently has decided to re-list one of the most common e-commerce platforms as a Notorious Market. AAFA has called out Chinese company Alibaba and its other e-commerce platforms due to its failure to meet rules and...
Oct. 12, 2016
AAFA Announces New Board Members
The American Apparel & Footwear Association, today announced ten new members to serve on its Board of Directors. “AAFA’s board members play a critical role in setting the direction of the Association,” said AAFA President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan. “In the coming year, our board will be involved in key issues such as our strategic planning,...
Mar. 25, 2015